Family suing groom for not showing up to his own wedding

By Mason White 10:30 AM November 1, 2017
 Bride (illustration)
Bride (illustration)
By: William Martin

A family was furious when a groom left his bride waiting and he never showed up to the wedding.

The couple had been together for 6 years before they were supposed to tie the knot.

Now, the embarrassed family in Thailand said that they are suing the young man for the embarrassment and money they spent for the wedding.

The wedding party was supposed to take place outside the bride’s house in Kabin Buri, Prachinburi, on Sunday.

The bride, Arunee Jaengkrachang, 24, said that both families had met the day before the wedding to make final preparations for the marriage.

The families had planned a parade for the wedding day, but the groom, 26-year-old Boonyang Sawatdee of Sa Kaeo, failed to arrive at the prearranged time.

The bride’s relatives called to the groom’s family for an explanation and they said that he was on the way, but he never arrived.

Family members went to the groom’s home but nobody was there.

The bride’s family later learned that the groom did not show up to his own wedding because he was unable to raise the money he promised for the dowry.

Both Boonyang and Arunee’s families reportedly agreed to a dowry of 200,000 Baht ($6,025) in cash and five-baht weight of gold.

The bride’s parents, Chaowarit Jaengkrachang, 48, and Sriprapa Phudbomuang, said that they filed a complaint with police.

They will also sue the groom for the embarrassment and to recover the 66,000 Baht ($1,987) they spend for the wedding.